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Habitual lifestyle of Australian women with PCOS.


Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder common affecting one in five women and one in four Australian Indigenous women. PCOS is associated with many health complications including reproductive, metabolic and psychologic. Women with PCOS are prone to weight gain and excess weight exacerbates the clinic features of PCOS. Lifestyle management is the recommended first-line treatment for women with PCOS. We intend to study the habitual lifestyle of Australian women with PCOS and examine potential barriers to healthy lifestyle.